World Cup downhill is…
Realistically why would Peaty be slower as he gets older?
Inability to heal as well as someone 20 years younger means fewer risks taken? Last season or the one before he was quite a way off the pace; hadn’t he just had a new kid? That will make a considerable mental difference. I’m the same age as him and I don’t take the same risks as when I was half the age with no wife or kids. I don’t think he’s been quite so bold since that big fall in Windham 3(?) years ago. He was flying that day then had a big wipe out. I don’t think he was hurt badly but big falls weigh on your mind. Sam Hill hasn’t been quite the same since some big falls and injuries. Old(er) bones don’t bend 😉
As for pedalling, as someone said above, there’s a lot more pedalling than many people think. That’s one area that Peaty is (apparently) rather good at.
Anyone, the great thing is he got in some top 10s this year, so still has more talent and ability than most of the rest of the field could dream of having at the age of 39. Good on him and good on all of them for letting me see some ACE riding and racing.Posted 4 years ago
Hats off to Freecaster for giving me access to watch these races over the years, but credit due to Red Bull who have provide some absolutely superb coverage in the last 2 years. The cable cam at Leogang was awesome. I’m not sure a TV company could do as good a job.Posted 4 years ago
…flipping awesome! What a season. Only just caught the replay from Leogang last night and what a race. Even though I (accidentally) found out the winners it was still incredibly exciting. The standard these guys (and girls, but especially the top guys) can ride at just astounds me. Even Peaty was showing some form; life in the old dog yet.
Can’t wait for next season.
That is all 😀Posted 4 years ago
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